Woodie and glory (38060)

Being inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame may not top off Woodie King Jr.’s fabulous career, but it does provide a wonderful milestone and testament to both his devotion to the welfare of Black actors and actresses and his keen eye for plays that capture the essence of African-American history and culture.

Last Thursday at Trump Place, King was feted by relatives, friends and a coterie of colleagues from stage and screen, including Cliff Frazier; Dean Irby; Norman Jean Darden, who catered the event; the Rev. Wendell Foster and his daughter, Council Member Helene Foster, who presented King with a proclamation; Eric Coleman; Pat White; Ralph Carter; Claire Villarosa; Marie Brown; Ulysses Kilgore; Stephen Davis; Moikgantsi Kgama; Laurence Holder; Khephra Burns and Susan Taylor; Randall Pinkston; Melvin Van Pee-bles; Victoria Horsford; Melony McCant; Claude and Shelly Winield; Roland Laird; Regina Brooks; and Dr. Glory Van Scott, who is pictured with King above.